ERIC Number: ED356199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
How To Be a Great Club Adviser.
This guide to being an effective adviser for school clubs begins with an essay explaining the philosophy of school club advisership. It describes the adviser's role as a leader and as a teacher of leadership. Subsequent chapters discuss the following guidelines: (1) club advisers should be aware of the time needed to support and encourage student members of a group; (2) club officers should have a clear vision of their duties and responsibilities, which is best established through leadership training; (3) clubs function better when they have a written constitution outlining the club's purpose, structure, election procedures, and organization; (4) the adviser sets the tone of club meetings and can help to ensure success by training the executive officers to consider the following elements in meetings: agendas, handouts, fun, order, recognition of outstanding members, role of officers and adviser during the meeting, and meeting evaluation; (5) a systematic approach to recruiting and keeping members is needed, which may include such membership-building ideas as distributing bookmarks advertising the club or holding "bring-a-guest" meetings; (6) carefully planning club activities and developing an effective planning system are important; and (7) clubs that work to gain and maintain administrative and teacher support fare better. An 18-item bibliography concludes the guide. (JDD)
Descriptors: Clubs, Extracurricular Activities, Faculty Advisers, Guidelines, Meetings, Planning, Secondary Education, Student Organizations, Student Participation, Student Role, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Time Management
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($6; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.